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Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device It was "showbusiness as usual" at this year's Bafta TV Awards, despite the dramatically pared-down ceremony. There was no red carpet or live audience on Friday evening, and winners dialled in remotely to accept their prizes. "Tonight, we reward various people while keeping the kind of distance from them that I've dreamed of my entire life," joked host Richard Ayoade."It is sad it has taken a pandemic to enforce the most basic parameters of personal space."Chernobyl and Stath Lets Flats were among the big winners of the night, and Glenda Jackson won her first TV Bafta at the age of 84.Here are some ceremony highlights alongside a few things we learned in the winners' Zoom room. ...
Air Force anticipates virtual reality trainer for B-52 pilots

Air Force anticipates virtual reality trainer for B-52 pilots

Business
July 14 (UPI) -- The Air Force hopes to adopt a virtual reality trainer to help B-52 Stratofortress student-pilots train for combat. The Virtual Reality Procedures Trainer, developed by Maj. Mark Budgeon of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Brandon Wolf, 307th Operations Support Squadron, and Maj. Justin Stephenson, 11th Bomb Squadron chief pilot and chief of innovations, along with King Crow Studios, was released earlier in July at StrikeWerx in Bossier City, La. Advertisement A prototype is expected later this year. "Our adversaries are getting much better, much faster," Budgeon said. "This system has the potential to revolutionize the entire training process and make our student graduates better." The VPRT is intended to reduce human bias in instruction, provide better access to t...
Beyond Zoom: The future of virtual meetings

Beyond Zoom: The future of virtual meetings

Technology
Apps that offer more intimate meetings and flexible workspaces are being developed for virtual reality headsets.BBC Click's Chris Fox went hands-on with Spatial and Immersed to see how they could shape remote working.He even edited this video in VR.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Robbie Williams reunites with Take That for virtual concert

Robbie Williams reunites with Take That for virtual concert

Entertainment
Take That fans will be hoping he's back for good after Robbie Williams reunited with the band for a virtual charity concert.Williams, who famously left the group in 1995, joined Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald as they each performed from their own homes during the coronavirus lockdown. Take That - without Jason Orange who left the band in 2014 - opened with singles Greatest Day and Shine, before being joined by Williams for the rest of the set, which included Back For Good, The Flood, Pray and Never Forget for their rousing finale. Image: Mark Owen (L) Gary Barlow (C) and Howard Donald (R) kicked off the concert. Pic: Youtube/ Comparethemeerkat Image: Each band member performed i...
Virtual reunion: Will Smith and Fresh Prince cast pay teary tribute to late Uncle Phil actor

Virtual reunion: Will Smith and Fresh Prince cast pay teary tribute to late Uncle Phil actor

Entertainment
Will Smith was left in tears during a virtual reunion with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-stars as they remembered James Avery, who played Uncle Phil and died in 2013.The star shared a clip from his new Snapchat chat show "Will At Home" on his Instagram page as the cast marked 30 years since the start of the hit show. Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv) Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley) and Smith's sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff all featured in the video."I'm hyped, I'm hyped!" said Smith. The actors appeared very pleased to see each other as they spoke from their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. ...